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Camp Bestival line-up announced
7:00pm Tuesday 12th February 2013 in Latest
THIS year's Camp Besitval will be pop-tastic with Labrinth, DJ Fresh and Richard Hawley taking to the stage.
The Lulworth Castle family festival, which will take place August 1 to 4, will also see Saturday headliners Levellers and rock star Billy Bragg performing live.
Comedian Alan Davies will be providing the laughs in his first appearance at the event.
Camp Bestival organiser and Radio One DJ , Rob da Bank said: “We're literally bursting with excitement at Camp Bestival HQ as we unleash the mother of all festi-holiday line ups and our brilliant Around The World theme.
“I'm more excited than ever to be announcing our all-ages extravaganza once more. As ever it's a veritable smorgasbord of talent.
“Music-wise people are always asking for more guitars so we have Richard Hawley, Levellers and Billy Bragg, pop and dance is represented by heavyweights Labrinth and DJ Fresh and we're mega chuffed rising stars Gabrielle Aplin and Tom Odell have chosen to come to the Camp.
“Throw in some legends like Toots And The Maytals, Musical Youth and Kid Creole and we're pretty confident everyone will be dancing on the grass.”
He added: “Camp Bestival is about so much more than the main stage and we are really pleased to welcome Mr Tumble back as well as a festival exclusive from Horrible Histories and Erth's Dinosaur Zoo, whilst top comedian Alan Davies is joining us for the first time.
“Our theme for 2013 - Around The World - is a truly global, magical mystery tour of faraway lands from Indian circuses to Italian pop-up restaurants and Belgian ska bands.”
Double Mercury award nominee Richard Hawley said he is thrilled to be headlining on Friday.
He said: “I am so chuffed to have been asked to headline this festival.
“I like the fact that there's an hour's silence on the Saturday to accommodate an ancient church service, most modern festivals would give that the rods and just steam-roll over it.
“But mainly I am looking forward to making the folks happy at a great event like this - big old castle, ancient Jurassic coast, rock'n'roll, poetry and theatre.”
Festival organisers say there will be more than 100 free things for kids to do, including arts, shows, workshops and funfair.
For the first time at any festival, dance companies and schools from around the country will be entertaining visitors with contemporary performances.